An introduction to the theory and practice of still photography is presented in this subject. Students undertake exercises involving composition, use of colour, framing and other aspects of imagery. Assignment work requires critical analysis as well as practical exercises.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Image and Photography|
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Interpret and employ the technical aspects of manual photography using an SLR or DSLR camera to take photographs in a range of situations.
- Describe the composition and elements of design in order to purposely construct, critique and discuss photographs.
- Apply relevant techniques of lighting and exposure, using shutter speed and aperture to produce creative photographs.
- Creatively design, execute and select imagery for a photographic brief.
- Produce and select images for a final photographic portfolio that showcases their photographic understanding and creativity.
|*Class Participation||Demonstration of understanding via photographic and Photoshop exercises and imagery critiques||10%||Weekly||1, 2, 3, 4.|
|*Showcase Portfolio||Photographic portfolio||45%||Week 12||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
|*Technical Skills Test||Photoshop Creative and Technical Challenge||15%||Week 12||2, 4.|
|Journal-Learning Log||Photography Visual Journal||30%||In Consultation||1, 3.|
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|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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Overview of subject structure, requirements and expectations; Introduction to photography, what is photography, what makes a good photo and what is the difference between a happy snap and purposeful image; Types of cameras, exposure modes, focusing and other important settings.
What are F/stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings, what do they control and why are they important; How to purposefully work out your exposure in manual mode using your F/stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings. Photographic Assignment Task 1 brief.
What are F/stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings, what do they control and why are they important; How to purposefully work out your exposure in manual mode using your F/stops, shutter speeds and ISO settings with your own camera. Photographic Assignment Task 2 brief.
Manual photography, working out exposures. Sensor sizes, camera lenses, crop factors and lens aberrations; Photographic file formats, JPEG, TIFF, RAW and PSD; bit-depth; Colour modes: RGB, CMYK, Lab and grey scale; Histograms and metadata; Photographic image sizes. Photographic Assignment Task 3 brief.
Portfolio brief and ideas. Review session and in class exposure settings exercises. Photographic Assignment Task 4 brief.
Basic rules of composition; the rule of thirds. An introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design. Photographic Assignment Task 5 brief.
How we see colour. Studio lighting patterns and settings. Inverse square law. Photographic Assignment Task 6 and 7 brief.
This week you will work in small groups in one of the photography studios.
The pros and cons of photographing with continuous light and strobe light in a studio environment. Review on the basics of light. Photographic Assignment Task 8, 9 and 10 brief.
This week you will work in a small group in one of the photography studios.
Introduction to semiotics: signifier and signified. Copyright key terms, model release forms and the law. Portfolio review; presenting work, the dos and don'ts.